A seven spot ladybird on a flower


Ladybirds should be the gardener's favourite family of beetles as, with the exception of a couple of species, both adults and larvae are excellent predators of aphids and other pests. The bold colours and markings help to warn off potential predators.

Scientific name: Coccinellidae

Rank: Family

Common names:

  • Lady beetles,
  • Ladybugs

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